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donkey milkThe albumin in donkey milk is known for its ability to absorb moisture and give it back to the skin, helping to strengthen and protect the upper levels of the epidermis. Donkey milk is rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, D and E.

Hellenic Asinus Farms in Greece is creating a product called NETO which is a cryogenically-produced donkey milk powder. This powder is undergoing rigorous testing for sanitizing the milk before it goes through cryogenic drying by freeze drying.

Freezing the milk will help it to contain full amounts of the bioactive proteins (lysozyme, lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase and immunoglobulins). The sterilization and lyophilization will take place at temperatures much lower than 0̊ C. Previous methods using heat made the milk lose its bioactivity which could not protect the skin.

I wonder if these products will have us braying at the moon!

To read more on this topic, click on the following link:

McDougall, A. (2016). Cosmetic Designs-Europe, “Donkey milk power produced for cosmetics due to skin moisturizing properties”. Retrieved January 20, 2016, from: http://www.cosmeticsdesign-europe.com/Formulation-Science/Donkey-milk-powder-produced-for-cosmetics-due-to-skin-moisturising-properties